NT school curriculum

Middle years curriculum

This page has information about what your child learns during the middle years of schooling and how you can help your child do their best at school.


The Australian Curriculum forms the basis of teaching and learning in the middle years.

There is a strong focus on the social, emotional, physical and academic development of children.

The Australian Curriculum recognises that your child develops at different rates to others, has different learning needs, areas of interest and aspirations. The curriculum is used flexibly in schools to meet the educational needs of all students.

To view the curriculum, go to the Australian Curriculum website.


Your child is assessed both formally and informally.

Assessment is used for all of the following:

  • understanding your child's strengths and weaknesses
  • informing the next stages of teaching and learning
  • helping teachers monitor your child's progress
  • informing your child's report.

Assessment includes all of the following:

You child may also be assessed in science, literacy, civics and citizenship and information and communication technology literacy under the National Assessment Program sample assessments.

For more information, go to the National Assessment Program website.

Resources for educators

Educators can access teaching and learning resources through eLearn on the Department of Education website.

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Last updated: 23 July 2020

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